For a life free from
Our vision is a world where people live free from the effects of stroke. This vision drives our global effort to improve stroke prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support.
Latest news & Webinars
The state of stroke services across the globe: report of World Stroke Organization03 Jun 2021
Read the full results from the survey conducted by WSO–WHO–Lancet Neurology Commission on Stroke on the status of stroke services in LMICs compared to high-income countries.
The 74th World Health Assembly - 24-31 May03 Jun 2021
This year's World Health Assembly (WHA74) took place from the 24th to the 31st of May 2021 and was virtually hosted from Geneva. Learn more about WSO participation in the article.
World Stroke Conference 2021
13th World Stroke Congress
28-29 October, 2021
The WSO Congress will be held as a virtual meeting with a focus on live interactive elements on 28-29 October 2021 and will be organized by a program committee representing various continents around the world.
World Stroke Academy
The World Stroke Academy is a core educational activity of World Stroke Organization and provides high-quality stroke education to healthcare professionals
World Stroke Campaign
We campaign throughout the year to raise awareness of key issues in stroke prevention, treatment and recovery. Our tools and resources are designed to help members and stakeholders build stroke awareness and advocate for action of the things that matter most.
Awareness and advocacy
WSO is a global voice for stroke professionals, patients and caregivers. Our advocacy goal is to ensure that stroke gets the level of policy attention and investment required to address this world-leading cause of disability and death.
WSO is committed to providing members with access to educational material and resources, aimed at improving stroke care and reducing the global burden of stroke. These materials are available in various forms icnluding webinars and other online resources, as well as teaching courses.
International Journal of Stroke
As WSO's flagship publication, IJS publishes high-quality research articles, reviews and clinical trial protocols from around the world. IJS is part of our work to build a global stroke research community.
The Future Stroke Leaders website together with the member log in area went live in February. Participants are currently actively engaging in the programme discussions through member log in area and Slack interface.
Roadmap to delivering quality stroke care
The Roadmap supports organisations to make and monitor progress in delivering quality stroke services. It is a companion piece to the WSO Global Stroke Services Guideline.
The Stroke Riskometer is a mobile app that helps you to calculate your risk of stroke and take action to reduce it.Find out more
This toolkit will help you to advocate effectively for priority improvements to stroke care.Download resource
World Stroke Academy
The World Stroke Academy is a core educational activity of the World Stroke Organization and provides high-quality stroke education to healthcare professionals.Find out more
Global Stroke Factsheet
This document provides an overview of the best available scientific evidence to give reliable and up to date data on stroke and its impact around the world.Download resource
This toolkit offers advice and help to those wishing to set up an SSO in countries where none exist and guidance on growing your SSO in different countries and contexts.Download resource